One Band in a Class of its Own?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Thom, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Thom

    Thom Member

    Are we now living in a period where one band is now clearly in a class of its own?
  2. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Attend the RNCM Festival of Brass next January and you will have your answer (it's 'no').
  3. Thom

    Thom Member

    There will certainly be a lot of fine bands there.
  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Well.. Stavanger are certainly good, but not sure about a 'class of their own'. Or was that not who you meant?
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  5. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Surely he was referring to the Grimley Colliery Band!
  6. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

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  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Before they changed their names, I suppose Coventry School of Music and Birmingham School of music bands could have been said to be in a class of their own.
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  8. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Grimley Colliery.......the "fictional" band in Brassed Off! The only band to feature in a major motion picture......that surely qualifies them as being in a class of their own.
  9. tallyman

    tallyman Member

    Grimethorpe were in a class of their own at Brass in Concert. Best principal cornet, best soprano, best basses and best quality of performance. To be fair Cory played very well and were only 3 points behind in quality.
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  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Going by Peter's logic (I realise you were joking), The Ohio State University Marching Band (modeled after the British brass band) is in a class of it's own.

    How many bands have been hired, fully sponsored (with per diem) for any overseas trip?

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